Sep 15, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
It looks like this episode of the popular "Modern Marvels" show will be informative...our PHEVs were filmed along with lots of other energy solutions. Probably worth watching! Below is a description.
And by the way, you can now listen to the 80-minute audio stream of the June 29 PHEV event at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club at http://www.calcars.org/audio-video.html: we list it among many others at http://www.calcars.org/audio-video.html.
Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy premieres on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 8 PM Eastern and Pacific, 7 PM Central on The History Channel.Check your local cable or satellite provider to confirm the time).
It's becoming increasingly clear that the 21st Century will face at least two grave, interconnected crises: global climate change, and excessive dependence on steadily depleting fossil fuels.
By now you've heard all about the problems. Find out about the solutions on Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy. This one-hour History Channel documentary will show how the combined forces of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, wave and tidal power are ready to move the world beyond oil, coal and other 19th Century technologies.
On our one-hour journey, we'll see a major FedEx distribution center powered almost entirely by rooftop solar panels, a wind power project in New York State that exemplifies the new cooperation between farmers and "alternative" power sources. We'll visit Iceland, a nation that gets over half its energy from geothermal steam and hot water and the British Isles, where bold new designs in wave and tidal power may one day point the way to clean, limitless energy. We'll jump into the heated debate over the future of the automobile: biodiesel, ethanol, plug-in hybrids, and even vegetable oil, which technologies can best supplant our civilization's addiction to oil? And along the way, we'll see how humankind has used renewable energy sources for hundreds, even thousands, of years: from the Anasazi Indians' brilliant use of passive solar architecture to the innovative tower windmills of Holland.